1st Crick International Cancer Conference

Date: 24 September 2017

Location: The Francis Crick Institute

The 1st Crick International Cancer Conference will bring together leading cancer scientists from all over the world to discuss the latest findings in cancer metabolism, the tumour microenvironment, and how the cancer genotype changes over time. In addition to a line-up of world leading speakers, there will be many opportunities for early stage researchers to present short talks and posters.

Registration is now open, with 400 places available. Poster abstract submission is encouraged with short talks to be selected.

Registration and abstract submission

The closing date for registration and for abstract submission is 31 July 2017.

Preliminary Programme

Sunday 24 September


16.45              Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK, London, UK

Opening Keynotes                                                                                           

17.00             Lewis Cantley, Meyer Cancer Center, Cornell Medical College, USA                         

18.00             Lisa Coussens, Oregon Health and Science University, USA          

19.00             Opening reception: Drinks and canapes                                

Monday 25 September


09.00             Matt Vander Heiden Broad Institute,  Boston, USA

09.30             Arkaitz Carracedo Perez, CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao, Spain                                      

10.00             Sarah-Maria Fendt, VIB-KU Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven, Belgium                

10.30             Refreshment break

11.00             Ralph DeBerardinis, UT Southwestern, Dallas, USA                       

11.30             Ayelet Erez (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel       

12.00             Short talk from abstracts

12.15             Short talk from abstracts

12.30             Buffet Lunch                                     

Tumour Microenvironment

14.00             Jeff Pollard, The University of Edinburgh, UK                                                     

14.30             Claus Jorgensen, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK               

15.00             Margaret Frame, Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, UK     

15.30             Refreshment break

16.00             Johanna Joyce, University of Lausanne, Switzerland                                       

16.30             Serena Nik-Zainal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

17.00             Flash talks from posters

17.30             Poster viewing and reception

19.30             Speakers' dinner (by invitation)                

Tuesday 26 September

Tumour Immune System Interactions

09.00             Karin de Visser, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam                                          

09.30             Ton Schumacher, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam                                      

10.00             Sergio Quezada, UCL Cancer Institute, London, UK                             

10.30             Refreshment break

11.00             Luke O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland                                         

11.30             Ugur Sahin, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz,                      Tron, Germany    

12.00             Short talk from abstracts

12.15             Short talk from abstracts

12.30             Buffet Lunch                                     

Cancer Heterogeneity and Evolution

14.00             Alberto Bardelli, University of Turin, Italy                                                             

14.30             Frank Winkler, DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany                                          

15.00             Dana Pe'er, Columbia University, New York, USA

15.30             Refreshment break

16.00             Greg Hannon, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

16.30             Jeff Engelmann, Novartis, Boston, USA            

17.00             Close of meeting